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Out to Sea (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 2 July 1997 (USA)
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A failed gambler, intent on meeting a rich widow, tricks his widowed brother-in-law into boarding a cruise ship as dance hosts.

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Martha Coolidge

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Herb Sullivan
Walter Matthau ... Charlie Gordon
Dyan Cannon ... Liz LaBreche
Gloria DeHaven ... Vivian (as Gloria De Haven)
Brent Spiner ... Gil Godwyn
Elaine Stritch ... Mavis LaBreche
Hal Linden ... Mac Valor
Donald O'Connor ... Jonathan Devereaux
Edward Mulhare ... Cullen Carswell
Rue McClanahan ... Mrs. Ellen Carruthers
Alexandra Powers ... Shelly
Sean O'Bryan ... Allan
Esther Scott ... Maria
Allan Rich ... Sebastian
Estelle Harris ... Bridget
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Care-free Charlie cons his widower brother-in-law Herb into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and the luscious Liz and lovely Vivian, our heroes have lots of mis-adventures before they finally return to port. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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They're Back. The Original Men in Black...Tie. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

2 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bailando sobre el mar See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,655,948, 6 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,974,168, 28 September 1997
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although she plays her mother, Elaine Stritch was only 12 years older than Dyan Cannon. See more »

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When the bookmaker confronts Charlie at the track, Charlie has a wad of cash. He offers to give the bookie $500. The bookie responds by taking all the money, which he says is $1000. He would have no way of knowing how much was in the stack. Charlie had no money when he placed the bet. At 70 to 1, his $10 bet would have given him $700, not $1000. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: There's no such thing as too late. That's why they invented death.
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the credits, the cast (singly and in pairs) dances; during the latter part, we see outtakes. See more »


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Que Sera
Written by Corinne Oviedo and Juancho Viloria Villaman
Performed by Wilfrido Vargas
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, S.A.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Out to Sea-Go Down to the Sea in Ships to Catch this One ***1/2
22 March 2009 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, both of whom are sadly missed, proved once again that they were a team dedicated to their craft of bringing hilarious moments to the screen. This film is just another example of this.

This time out they play two brothers-in-law who land on a ship as dance instructors on board.

Of course, their boss is a perfectionist and miserable person named Gil Godwin who just enjoys harassing these boys. It's hilarious how Lemmon gives a quick lesson in dancing to Matthau and how the latter dances a riotous rumba with the boat's owner Rue McLanahan.

Too bad that fellow dance instructors Hal Linden and Donald O'Connor are given so little to do but their parts call for that. Matthau falls for Dyan Cannon, on board with her fellow gold-digging mother, the usual outrageous Elaine Stritch. Unknown to them, Matthau has no money either. The widower Lemmon falls for Gloria De Haven, looking lovelier than ever.

The film belongs to Matthau and Lemmon and will serve as a further tribute to their illustrious careers.


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